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Stonestreet Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, California

Stonestreet Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, California

Mountain Majesty: The 2013 Stonestreet Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Rooted in Elevation

Nestled within the rugged expanse of the Mayacamas Mountains, the 2013 Stonestreet Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a testament to the art of mountain wine growing in Alexander Valley. Crafted from select vineyard sites across Stonestreet's vast estate, this wine embodies the diverse microclimates and rich volcanic soils that define its home. With each vineyard block contributing unique characteristics, the final blend is a masterful expression of the vintage, harmonizing the raw beauty of nature with refined winemaking precision.

Artistry in the Bottle

  • Region: Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
  • Elevation Range: 400 to 2,400 feet
  • Winemaker: Lisa Valtenbergs
  • Vineyard Manager: Gabriel Valencia
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Total Acidity: 6.5 g/L
  • pH Level: 3.75
  • Barrel Aging: 18 months in 37% new French Oak

From the cold soak initiation to the careful malolactic fermentation and aging in French oak, each step in the vinification process is tailored to enhance the wine's complexity and balance. The result is a Cabernet Sauvignon that reflects the distinctive terroir of its mountain vineyards and achieves a rare harmony between power and elegance.

A Palette of Earth and Sky

Upon opening, the 2013 vintage greets the senses with a vibrant tableau of aromas: brambly blackberry and black currant meld with smoky tobacco leaf, sage, and subtle white peppercorn. This aromatic complexity deepens on the palate, where dark, savory notes of plum compote, black cherry, and dried Herbs de Provence unfold, accented by a touch of vanilla bean. The structure is defined by fine tannins and a cocoa powder finish, extending the experience to a lengthy, satisfying close.

Celebrated and Cellared

Acclaimed by critics and cherished by enthusiasts, the 2013 Stonestreet Estate Cabernet Sauvignon has garnered high praise:

  • 91 Points – Vinous, February 2016
  • 90 Points – Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2016
  • 92 Points – Blue Reviews EXTRA, January 2017
  • 93 Points – Wine Lines Online, November 2016

Savoring the Summit

This Cabernet Sauvignon pairs beautifully with robust flavors such as grilled red meats, hearty stews, and aged cheeses, ideal for special occasions or a distinguished addition to any cellar. Serve at a refined 16-18°C to fully appreciate its depth and complexity.

An Ode to the Peaks

The 2013 Stonestreet Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is more than a wine; it celebrates the challenging yet rewarding pursuit of mountain wine growing. From the steep slopes of Alexander Valley, this wine speaks to the dedication of those who tend and harvest the vineyards, the precision of the winemakers, and the untamed spirit of the land itself. A glass of this Cabernet is not just a sip of wine; it's a journey to the heart of California's wine country, where the mountain meets the sky.


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